North Dakota woman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend in groin

Woman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend in groin

A North Dakota woman is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend in the groin during a disturbance early Saturday, authorities said.

Terin Rene Stately, 32, of Fargo, was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked into the Cass County Jail, the Grand Forks Herald reported. Stately is accused of stabbing Keanen Joseph Poitra, 27, of Fargo, the newspaper reported.

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According to court documents, police responded around 3:30 a.m. and found Poitra bleeding heavily in an apartment hallway, KVLY reported. Poitra was stabbed in the groin, and the wound severed his femoral artery, the television station reported.

Poitra was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Herald reported.

According to police, Stately said she was involved in a physical altercation with Poitra after she confronted him about other women, KVLY reported. Stately said she grabbed a steak knife and held it toward Poitra.

Stately told investigators she did not know she had stabbed Poitra but admitted to putting the knife in the garbage, the television station reported.

Terin Rene Stately was arrested on suspicion of murder early Saturday.
Terin Rene Stately was arrested on suspicion of murder early Saturday. (Cass Couty Sheriff's Office)